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I think that the computer's fuel consumption statistics don't actually come from the tank float. The consumption estimate comes from the injector duty cycle and fuel pressure. The computer probably has a map or graph between duty cycle and fuel pressure which tells how much fuel the injector will spray at any given cycle and pressure. Using this it ...


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I take it from the description that the release lever now feels loose, i.e. there is no tension on the cable? We can therefore assume that the mechanism has partly released, but due to the ice did not spring up onto the catch. Have you tried getting a couple of fingers under the edge of the bonnet and giving it a sharp tug upwards? You could also try ...


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Consider that your gas tank has a reserve reservoir, which is not measured by the float in the tank and also that you can overfill your tank by putting fuel in the chute(or whatever it's called). The most accurate test you can do, is to fill up your tank as completely as possible and then drive around until your car stutters to a halt because your tank is ...


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Well we solved it. We think it was due to flooding, but we needed to clean the spark plugs. They were pretty dirty so my brother took them out, cleaned them up and put them back. He then hooked up my car battery to his and started the car, after a bit of a grumble she started. A load of muck came out of the exhaust but since she's been absolutely fine and ...


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If it's a recent car [e.g: it has electronic fuel injection, not a carb], floor the pedal and try to crank it with the pedal floored. It must be WOT. -- On fuel injected cars it's reading fuel/spark from a table. Flooring the pedal will force the computer to try flood clear mode, where it will spark but cut the fuel. (Counter-intuitive, I know, but ...



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